A 23-year-old woman suffered a miscarriage after she was allegedly beaten up by her husband and in-laws after they came to know that she was going to deliver a baby girl at Tenali town in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, the police said on Tuesday.
The accused Al-Baksh and his parents were anticipating a male child and allegedly thrashed Sheikh Munni, who was in 8th month of her pregnancy, that led to miscarriage on March 10, they said quoting the complainant.
According to the victim's parents, who lodged a complaint with Tenali III Town Police, Al-Baksh and his family members approached a tantrik in Vijayawada after Munni earlier
delivered two baby girls. The tantrik reportedly advised the accused that his wife would give birth to a baby boy only on her 7th delivery.
"Al-Baksh and his family members got killed the third child, a 20-day-baby girl, after giving her some tablets about four years ago while Munni had to undergo forceful abortions with regard to the fourth and fifth deliveries. Subsequently, on March 10, Al-Baksh and his parents beat up Munni with rods and bucket on her stomach that led to miscarriage (on her sixth delivery)," police said quoting the complainant.
According to police, the woman was kept under house-arrest after the incident by her husband and his family members. She, however, managed to escape and was subsequently admitted in a local hospital at Mangalagiri town and her parents were informed about the matter around 10 days back, who in turn lodged a complaint.Tenali III Town police registered a case and arrested Al-Baksh and his parents who were sent to judicial remand, while further investigations are on.